Delie D. R. is 33 years old. Delie is married to Reynaldo D. R. Sr. who is a classifier of rice and corn in their village of Rizal West San Isidro, Isabela. She sells different kinds of vegetables in her village. According to Delie, her vegetable products are very popular. She displays the vegetables in her vending stall. Sometimes she also sells other products that the villagers need.
She wants to borrow additional capital so the business can grow and increase her income. For this reason, she is requesting a loan in the amount of PHP6,000. Through KIVA loans, Delie hopes to buy more kinds of vegetables and promote her products to gain more customers. Delie is praying and hoping that she will receive the loan she is requesting from KIVA.
About Alalay sa Kaunlaran, Inc.
This loan is made possible by Alalay sa Kaunlaran, Inc. (ASKI), which means “a partner in development.” ASKI has been in operation for 25 years and runs multiple successful initiatives in addition to microlending. Its main microfinance branch focuses on lending to microentrepreneurs, small farmers, and fisher folk. ASKI also provides microinsurance and marketing support for borrowers, as well as educational programs to develop the skills of both borrowers and staff. The ASKI Foundation funds community development projects such as a daycare feeding program and scholarships for children. ASKI Global helps overseas Filipinos develop entrepreneurial and financial skills to maximize the impact of remittances.